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The Bethancourt surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of various places in France. These place names in turn derive from a Germanic personal name Betto, along with the Old French word "court," meaning a "yard," or a farmyard.

Bethancourt Early Origins



The surname Bethancourt was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor for many centuries. The family were well established in the region of Arras and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Robert, surname of Faissens, the Seigneur of Bethune of Artois held in the year 1000 and held the Counts of Artois.

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Bethancourt Spelling Variations


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Bethancourt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bettencourt, Betencourt, Betancourt, Bettancourt, Bethencourt and many more.

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Bethancourt Early History


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Bethancourt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bethancourt research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1620 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Bethancourt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bethancourt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bethancourt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bethancourt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: E. C. Bettencourt, who settled in Philadelphia in 1805; William C. Bettencourt, who arrived in North Carolina in 1817; and Emanuel Bettencourt, who was naturalized in North Carolina in 1852..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bethancourt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bethancourt (post 1700)



  • Joe Bethancourt (b. 1946), American musician

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Bethancourt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Bethancourt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bethancourt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 August 2013 at 13:17.

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